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Bissell Library: IL Help & Resources

Library Instruction

What kind of support do we offer?

1. We collaborate with the English language instructors to offer a series of sessions as part of the Eng 101 course. The teaching component includes familiarization with the library spaces and resources, the searching techniques, as well as evaluation and ethical use of  of information. 

2. We provide tailored sessions at the request of the course instructor.
3. We provide to senior thesis students a series of instructional sessions at the start of their final year.
4. We provide orientations to all incoming students.

IL in plain English

What is Information Literacy?

Why is Information Literacy important?

The Bissell Library supports students, faculty, and staff to improve their information literacy by:
  • helping them become familiar with the library space and its resources.
  • maximizing use of instructional print or online resources.
  • encouraging faculty to collaborate with librarians in curriculum development and course research support.

Personalized Help

Our Subject Librarians are available for you to support your discipline-specific research and library skills.

You can seek advice through our Online Subject Guides or request a one-to-one consultation with your Subject Librarian either in person or via email.

We can help you with:

  • locating appropriate academic information in the library databases
  • developing a research strategy
  • improving your research skills
  • referencing accurately using the Harvard OU style
  • providing advice on how to avoid plagiarism

How Can I...?

Locate materials


Conduct research


Cite information


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